Marie’s May Article

We have been watching David Attenborough’s programme and realised how the attitudes of people have changed. When we were young the only birds, apart from Seagulls, which we knew well were Robins, Blackbirds, Starlings and an occasional Blue Tit.  We never fed the birds as our Dad said they had plenty of berries to eat. Now our scope has been changed and we see lots of different sorts of birds which make their homes in  the U.K., and lots of people feed the garden birds.

I never thought I would see the day when adverts on T.V. would take up more time than the programme content, but it is happening now. Some of them I don’t understand what they are advertising.  When the commercial T.V. stations started there were some memorable adverts like S.R. toothpaste, Camay Soap, Birds Eye Frozen peas.  Then there was one for Cadbury’s Flake and it made you want to dash to the shop and buy one. That’s what I call a successful advert.

Just for a laugh: Some pensioners were sitting talking about their ailments in  a coffee shop;  “My arms are so weak I can hardly lift this cup of coffee,” said one. “Yes I know,” said another, “My cataracts are so bad I can’t even see my coffee.” “I can’t even mark an X at elections as my hands are so crippled,” said another. “I can’t turn my head because of arthritis in my neck,” said another, to which others nodded in agreement. “My blood pressure tablets make me so dizzy!” exclaimed another.  “I forget where I am and where I’m going,” said another.  “I guess that’s the price we pay for getting old,” winced an old man.  The others nodded in agreement. “Well, count your blessings,” said a woman cheerfully, “Thank God we can all still drive.”

Bluebells:  What a wonderful sight when the bluebells are here. 

                    Bank after bank, so unique and fair. 

                    People stand in wonder and awe

                    At the most beautiful sight they ever saw.                                               

Marie Cove